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Phantom walkabouts: A customisable source location privacy aware routing protocol for wireless sensor networks

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Article numbere5304
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>25/10/2019
<mark>Journal</mark>Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience
Issue number20
Volume31
Number of pages17
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date23/04/19
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Summary Source location privacy (SLP) is an important property for a large class of security-critical wireless sensor network (WSN) applications such as monitoring and tracking. In the seminal work on SLP, phantom routing was proposed as a viable approach to address SLP. However, recent work has shown some limitations of phantom routing such as poor data yield and low SLP. In this paper, we propose phantom walkabouts, a novel and more general version of phantom routing, which performs phantom routes of variable lengths. Through extensive simulations, we show that phantom walkabouts provides high SLP level than phantom routing under specific network configuration.